The Hueys by Oliver Jeffers

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The New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book, now in an oversized trim for added value and fun!

The Hueys are small and mischievous, unique compared to the world's other creatures--but hardly unique to one another. You see, each Huey looks the same, thinks the same, and does the same exact things. So you can imagine the chaos when one of them has the idea of knitting a sweater! It seems like a good idea at the time--he is quite proud of it, in fact--but it does make him different from the others. So the rest of the Hueys, in turn, decide that they want to be different too! How? By knitting the exact same sweater, of course!

The first in a series of child-friendly concept books by the #1 bestselling artist of The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a StarStuck, and This Moose Belongs to Me, The New Sweater proves that standing apart can be accomplished even when standing together.
 

About Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffers.com) lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published May 24, 2012 by Philomel Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In what promises to be the first in a series about the Hueys, little egg-shaped creatures with just lines for limbs, the cast of characters are indistinguishable from one another until a fellow named Rupert knits himself an orange sweater.

May 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Hueys

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Soon the rest of the Hueys start knitting sweaters, too: “Before long, they were all different, and no one was the same anymore.” It takes yet another daring sartorial move by Rupert to lead the Hueys to authentic individuality at last.

Apr 16 2012 | Read Full Review of The Hueys

City Book Review

It’s a pretty not-so-unique Huey kind of world until one day one of the Hueys, a Huey named Rupert, decides he would like to knit himself a new sweater.

Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of The Hueys

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